Chapped lips? Use a scrub.. That is undoubtedly the most common no-brainer answer anyone would provide.. We are here today to break some news to you.. The most renowned dermatologists out there are against the act of scrubbing off that flakey, dry dead layer of skin as it has been proven how badly it affects your lips..
Lip skin is extremely thin (approximately one third of the thickness of the skin on your face). It also lacks sebaceous glands, which are critical for maintaining moisture. When you exfoliate your lips, with the naturally abrasive lip scrubs, you remove the protective outer layer of skin, and literally peeling off the good and the dead skin there, leaving them even more compromised and dry.
So what should we do about these darn flakes?
In order to heal chapped lips, you need to repair the barrier by using a nourishing treatment instead. A lip mask or balm must include sodium hyaluronate, which holds 1,000 times its weight in water (and penetrates easily) to help smooth things over.
Below some lip treatments that are good to your chapped lips!